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The Launch of the First Congressional Voting Rights Caucus

by Grace Ramsey

Tuesday marked the launch of the first Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. The caucus held a press conference outside the Capitol, led by Co-Chairs Representative Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Representative Terri Sewell (AL-7) announcing the formation of the caucus and the policy goals it hopes to advance.

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California Senate Passes Bill to Expand Options for Local Elections

by Ethan Fitzgerald

Yesterday, the California State Senate voted in favor of SB 1288, which enables all of the state’s general law jurisdictions to use majority-winner voting methods, including ranked choice voting.

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John Oliver Highlights Problematic Aspects of Presidential Primaries and Caucuses

by Austin Plier

On HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the host tackled issues related to the presidential primaries and caucuses of both major political parties. The process is governed by party rules that often vary from state to state, and can leave voters feeling left out. Parties, of course, have the right to govern their nomination process however they choose, but there are several ways that the process might be improved to give voters a stronger voice in the process.

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